Harrison Lake Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Harrison Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandpoint, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

snow

hiking
5 months ago

The hike up to Harrison lake isn't so much tough as it is time consuming. This is a good trail to make an all day hike or an overnight stay. If you can hike up to the peak above the lake I highly recommend it one of the best views I've ever seen.

backpacking
5 months ago

7 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

Nice fall day. Very breezy up top and made it a bit unpleasant once you reached the lake. Don't forget a hatchet or small saw for firewood! Beautiful hike and just the right difficulty for my 8-year-old.

7 months ago

Great Lake and a good hike. Pretty short but you gain some elevation. Seriously stunning views of the mountains and lake. Good fishing.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

beautiful lake, it reminds me of a little Yosemite with all the granite.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

A nice hike, great scenery.

9 months ago

Stunning! Trail is well marked.

9 months ago

Really enjoyed this lake. Bonus the road on your way out is packed with huckleberries.

hiking
9 months ago

1 hr from Sandpoint to trailhead, Pack River Road was in good shape. Trail was mix of loose rock, granite, most of it steep. Great views of lake, surrounding mts. Saw lots of Bear activity but no bears. Horse flies and biting flies very bad. 59 degrees at 10 AM start, 78 degrees at finish 1:45 PM Happy for dry day, cooler temps! Watch for huckleberry pickers who park on road, tricky to get around them.

backpacking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing! Our favorite trail so far. We did have to climb over a few trees that were down on the trail, and there were still a few snow patches. The views and scenery are just breathtaking.

backpacking
11 months ago

I loved coming up to this like it was one of my favorite backpacking trips ever. I also find it an awesome way for a father and son to bond.

hiking
11 months ago

Fantastic hike! Challenging but fun! Make sure you take the right path when you get to the 217 sign. Go left not right. Beautiful views!

11 months ago

Went up memorial weekend lots of snow half way up trail lake was still frozen and snow covered found one decent camping spot that was dry still was fun despite all the snow